Chloe Grace Moretz is well on her way to becoming the next “it” voice of the millennial generation. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about her speech at the Democratic National Convention, or you already knew about this actress who has been claiming movie roles since the tender age of five. Moretz says what she wants and doesn’t back down.
Her Twitter followers certainly know this. She even got an endorsement from Posh Spice herself, Victoria Beckham. While this young Hollywood star has a lot going for her, she also has faults just like everyone else. Here’s a look at some of her shadier moments.
Everyone knows about the infamous Kimye vs. Taylor Swift feud over West’s “Famous,” but the 19-year-old actress made headlines with a few feuds of her own. Moretz commented on Kim Kardashian’s posting of receipts from the “Famous” phone call, saying “Everyone in this industry needs to get their heads out of a hole and look around to realize what’s ACTUALLY happening in the REAL world.
” The social media beef continued when Kim Kardashian posted a nude photo of herself. In response, Moretz had some pretty strong feelings about the picture and tweeted, “I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than our bodies.” The messages are both good, but did she really need to respond to any of this?
The Kardashians are known for clapping back at anyone who attacks their family, just ask Taylor Swift and a slew of other stars. Not only did Kim tweet a cheeky reply back, but sister Khloe Kardashian also participated in the controversy by posting a bikini shot of Moretz in a graphic picture and another alongside another woman wearing a similar bikini with certain body parts exposed. Moretz claims one was from her film, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and the other was Photoshopped. So why did she repeatedly put herself in the line of fire? It sounds like a lot of trouble to get involved with. But hey, she says what she wants.
Speaking of Taylor Swift, it’s no secret that the “Blank Space” singer has a Squad that she surrounds herself with, but it seems like Moretz doesn’t want to be a member. She basically revealed in an interview with Complex that she had no intention of joining. The Kick-Ass star voiced her views on Squad culture and explained, “They appropriate exclusivity. They’re cliques!” Moretz and friend Meghan Trainor even described themselves as the “anti-squad squad,” according to Billboard. Though, it kind of feels like she’s fighting one squad with another.
If I Stay’s leading lady admitted in her Complex cover story that she wants to be an independent movie queen. Moretz described that, “I want to be America’s sweetheart…I want to be beloved. I want to be an indie queen, but I want people to really love me and what I’ve done and let me be a part of their lives at home.” That’s one lofty goal, considering the body of work that she’s done.
From scary movies to dystopian novel films and college flicks, she’s racked up an extensive number of film credits. On the other hand, being America’s golden girl isn’t just something that anyone sets out to be—the masses have to decide that you earned it. Nevertheless, Chloe is gunning for it, so the competition better watch out.
Meghan Trainor seems to be one of Moretz’s celeb besties, but it is a bit strange that she has a friend whose goals like body positivity are similar but differ significantly on other topics. The big issue: voting. The “All About That Bass” singer said in an interview with Billboard, “I should be way more aware, and if it was [Clinton] or Trump, I’d definitely vote for her … But I’ve never voted and I don’t have any desire to.”
Moretz recently spoke at the Democratic National Convention and expressed her sheer excitement on being able to vote and make a difference, and she encouraged others to register for November. Opposites attract, right? Everyone is free to have a different opinion, but we wonder if these two have had any debates about the election while hanging out.
While promoting Neighbors 2, Moretz acknowledged that education has had a tremendous influence on her life. In an interview with Bustle, the Carrie star expressed, “The problem I have with it right now is that I’ve made all my own money since I was a kid, and I just really don’t agree with our educational system right now, with the fact that I would have to be spending so much of my hard-earned money to go to college to get a higher education.”
She has some interesting points about education needing reform, but it’s a little suspect when it’s coming from an actress that TMZ reported made $500,000 for her role in “If I Stay” with the strong possibility to earn substantially more with each new role moving forward. It’s a little hard to believe that she would be in debt for “10 to 15 years,” like she said to Bustle. We know college is expensive, but she could always take a page out of Neighbors 2 and live in a sorority house, right?